Also known as WiFi. This tag should be used when asking home WiFi networking questions or connecting your personal computer to a public network. Questions about enterprise or corporate wireless networks are off topic.

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Windows 7 driver installation on new hard drive not going well

I had to do a reinstall of windows 7 on a new hard drive. Device Manager told me I needed to download Standard VGA Graphics adapter, Ethernet Controller, Network Controller, PCI Simple Communications ...
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Import WPA-EAP Wifi config from Mac OS X on Linux

We have a serviced office and the company that provides the Wifi service only gives out a unique username and password and an .EXE file for Windows users to configure the Wifi connection, which is of ...
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Why can't I add a Wifi network in Windows 10?

I have a brand new computer I just assembled and installed Windows 10 on it. I cannot reach my ethernet cable to plug into it across the room, but I cannot use wifi on it either. If I go to "Network &...
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How do I override osx to use direct connection instead of current proxy settings?

My mac has been using a specific app as a proxy manager, I then switched to chrome extensions which works fine. But as I uninstalled the app, the osx seems to be stuck with the previous proxy settings....
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How can I install mdk3 on linux mint?

Every website that I look at has a different explanation and none of them seem to help me get this utility installed. Here are the best instructions I found and what went wrong. They are from the kali ...
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Short Intermittent disconnection

this problem has been a reoccurring issue for my computer. I keep getting intermittent connection lasting a couple seconds ranging from every couple minutes to every hour/couple hours. This is ...
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Access Point mode in USB WiFi adapters in Windows

Some USB Adapters, for example, many of the chips such as RTL8191SU, have option to set mode to either Station, or Access Point, or Soft AP. In Station Mode, it acts just as a WiFi client. In ...
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Computer saying Limited Connection and all other PCs working

My PC says "Limited Internet Access" every time I try to connect to the internet. All the other PCs on my network work fine, so it is not an issue with my router or ISP, and I have tried multiple NICs,...
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Wireless Repeater dropping packets

Ok so I went and bought a Linksys RE3000W Wifi repeater and followed the instructions, logged into the private Wifi which it creates to set it up connected to my main router and it went seamlessly. ...
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Why does one PC take a bigger share of bandwidth than another?

My girlfriend and I have just finished building identical PCs. Today, we're downloading various software and games to them. We're connected to the wireless network, everything is working fine. My ...
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Automatic detection of default gateway is wrong

I'm running Debian Jessie on RPi3 (Raspbian). The network connection is on wlan0. Usually, after filling the wpa_supplicant.conf fields, rebooting the network services leads to a working Internet ...
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IPv6 name resolution fails

My internet connection is provided by my university Case 1 My University -> Laptop direct connection Everything works fine here Case 2 My University -> Netgear WNR614 with DHCP -> Laptop IPv4 ...
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WiFi Scanresult has no instance field 'channelWidth' [migrated]

Good day all This error popped up randomly, without me editing any segment of code relating to this error. Error : android.content.res.Resources android.content.Context.getResources()' on a ...
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How to prevent computer connecting to weak BSSIDs

The Issue Recently, my computer has taken to connecting to weak APs on the network. Starting earlier this week, I noticed a significant drop in network quality (From 40 Mbps to 4 Mbps tested using ...
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Installing kali linux on lenovo yoga 2 pro

Got various problems installing Kali using UNETBOOTin. Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro bought in 2014. Just want to completely remove windows and replace entirely with kali. Wireless card not found, trying to ...
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When it comes to internet sharing in a Mac OS X Maverick, is this normal?

I currently have internet sharing enabled on my iMac: When I try to connect other devices to the Mac's WiFi, be it smartphones, tablets or laptops, I don't have internet access regardless. Checking ...
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NETIS WF2120 Wifi Adapter Drops Signal Within Seconds every 5 mins

i keep losing connection about 3 or 2 secs every 5 mins but i see that im connected with 3 or 4 bars while the connection is fine from my phone , please if u can help me be more specific with each ...
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Access Wifi From Dock on a House Boat

My dad has a houseboat on a lake. The dock that he is at offers free WiFi for the house boat users. However, the antenna is about 150-200 feet away and he is unable to get a signal strong enough to ...
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WiFi and Bluetooth Card Recommendations for Dell Optiplex 7040

I've just ordered a Dell OptiPlex 7040 Mini Tower PC. Please could someone recommend a compatible internal WiFi and Bluetooth card? Link to specs - http://i.dell.com/sites/doccontent/shared-content/...
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Failed to connect to port

I have never hosted a website before, and I just tried to connect to my laptop's apache hosted site to the internet with my public IP, and then I found out that I need to disable the firewall, so I ...
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Ethernet port doesn't work while Wi-Fi does

So I'm trying to fix this problem for a while now and have seen many similar problems, but all of them got solved through one of the steps listed below - not mine. The problem is: Ethernet cable ...
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Android is not getting dhcp lease but server offers one

Android is not getting dhcp lease but server offers one. My Linux Mint 17 desktop gets an IP via DHCP (wired network). Do you habe any hints where the problem is possible lying? Where and how should I ...
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Captive Portal Setup

When someone logs into my Wi-Fi network I would like them to be redirected to my specific website. If they try to access another website such as google.co.uk - I would like them to be redirected back ...
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Windows 10 adhoc connection and DHCP control

I have set up my hostednetwork and it's all working really well with static IP addresses. I have my main laptop (running windows 10) running and FTP server via IIS and I have attached devices ...
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Wireless Streaming from a Sony Bravia to an iphone 6

How can I stream audio from my Sony Bravia CX52 to my iPhone 6? Is there any guides I can follow?
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How do I connect to the router beyond mine?

Trying to learn about networking. I'm not 100% sure I'm asking the right question. I'm playing with nmap and similar tools to explore my own network. Fun. I want to jump one network up. The way my ...
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homegroup access without any other wifi/internet connectivity [closed]

I would like to turn off all wifi or internet connectivity but still be able to access my homegroup. Is that possible? Laptop, win 7. Thank you.
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What is the maximum number of devices 802.11n WLAN card can serve?

I have found device called Dell Edge Gateway 5100 which has Wireless 802.11n LAN Card. I have found out some specs for this devise: Maximum Data Rate - 600 Mbps Modulation - DSSS or CCK or OFDM RF ...
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How can I limit bandwidth to users on a wireless hotspot on Linux?

I have a Ubuntu laptop (14.04) which is connected to the internet via Ethernet. The internet connection is shared using wireless AP on the same laptop to which mine and some friend's phones connect. I ...
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Port Forward issues with modem or router

I have a RT-AC68P Router That i am trying to port forward Port 28015 in order to host a server for a game called rust. Form some reason the port WILL NOT open no matter what i do i have been working ...
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can't connect to my 2nd router that has dhcp off - TP-Link archer c5

i have 2 tp-link archer c5 routers the setup is as such: ISP modem > Archer c5#1 > 8 port switch > archer c5 #2 the address to c5#1 is 192.168.1.1 the address to c5#2 is 192.168.2.1 c5#2 has dhcp ...
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Can wifi router/modem be used to detect other wifi network in visinity

is there a way you can detect other wifi networks in the range of wifi router cum modem.Laptops can detect wifi networks so can wirless modem can do this ?
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Internet Sharing on OS X Mavericks stopped working

I have an iMac with OS X Mavericks (10.9) installed. I've been using the Internet Sharing feature to connect to other devices regularly, but since last week the Internet Sharing option has stopped ...
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repeater via ethernet to increase wifi speed

I live in an apartment block with >20 other routers normally in range; when I'm next to my cable modem/router in the main room of the apartment, I get >150Mb speeds but moving to my bedroom (which is ...
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IP camera connection to 4G router modem freezes now and then

I bought online an IP camera like the one in this link. I have tested the camera and its functionalities (email sending, motion detection) via the P2PWIFICAM app which can be downloaded from Play ...
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Remote in from Europe

I am going on to Spain for three weeks, during my stay there I have responsibilities I will have to remote to my computer at the office for. Is this possible? Also can I remote in from public internet?...
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How to install Arch Linux to laptop Harddrive from Virtual Machine (VMWare)

I have my laptop's HD in my PC. I want to install it without any issues to work on the laptop. For example, things like assuming the wrong hardware or putting grub on my PC. For one thing: My PC's ...
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Problems on Ubuntu when using WiFi on my home network

I am running on Ubuntu 14.04 with the following specs: $ uname -a Linux jmen 4.2.0-36-generic #42~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri May 13 17:27:22 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux $ cat /etc/*release ...
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My Acer z5610 can't connect to my wifi network when using Windows 10

I'm trying to update my Acer Aspire z6510 all-in-one computer to Windows 10. I use my freebox as wifi access point. I have 5 other devices that connect successfully to this network, including one ...
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Is there a conflict with Comcast Business and Windows 2012 esstential

I am setting up a Windows 2012 R2 Essentials and Comcast Business. When I set 2 scopes in the server and turn off DHCP in the modem, my clients do not receive the DHCP. Also, the wireless no longer ...
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Disable Upon Wired Connect doesn't disconnect WiFi when connecting to wired network

The Broadcom drivers of my wireless card have a nice feature "Disable Upon Wired Connect" which worked fine previously. It suddenly stopped working and as a result I am connect to both wired and ...
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Requirement of IP address connected by ad-hoc

How can i get the IP address of my computer connected to ad-hoc network created by the same computer? Even if there is no internet access. Already tried all the network settings.
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Windows7 - Wifi / Network - Slow detection time

I am using Lenova W50 - laptop. my platform is windows7. the issue is, when i switch between wifi to network or network to wifi - the system taking long time to detect the availability of the networks....
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wireless connection issues as a server

I have a Belkin F9K1002 N300 Wireless N Router IEEE 802.11b/g/n router I can connect via WiFi and Ethernet. I have a few devices connected to it (cellphones, Raspberry Pi, computers, printer). My ...
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What does the Fi in Li-Fi mean? [closed]

Li-Fi is a very fast wireless communication networking technology and I wanted to know what the Fi in Li-Fi really stood for. It is also the future generation technology related to computer networking ...
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What does the “Fi” in “Wi-Fi” mean?

I just got into a heated discussion about Wi-Fi. What does the Fi in Wi-Fi mean? I would have thought potentially "frequency interface" since all network adapters are classified as interfaces. However ...
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Zhone 6218-I2 Wireless Router broadcasts unsecured network, refuses connections

Our household has a modem/wireless router provided for us by our ISP, Consolidated Communications. I wasn't even aware of the fact that it had wireless capability (since we've just been using it as a ...
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My device is not on its shared wifi

Sometimes it is useful if my device and my friend's device are on the same wifi (but internet access is not necessary). If there is no available wifi, one of us can share wifi, right? No. No, because ...
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How to make Wi-Fi visible with OpenWrt 15

I have successfully created my local network with my router that uses OpenWrt, and my older phones can connect to the Wi-Fi with their passwords. Now I got a new phone and when I hit Search for Wi-Fi....